Meet the Team

Mario Gonzalez » Broker/Realtor/Property Manager

Mario Gonzalez is the Founder and Broker of Navy to Navy Homes in Jacksonville, FL.  A 24 year retired Navy Pilot, his sense of dedication to service is apparent in his real estate company.  Navy to Navy Homes is a full service real estate brokerage that specializes in Property Management, Sales, and Relocation Services for military families in the Jacksonville area.  Their continual focus on the customer and rewarding others has made them a local favorite in the Jacksonville real estate market.  They offer their services to all members of the community and have special incentive programs for local community heroes (Police officers, fire fighters, medical personnel, military personnel and teachers), through the Homes for Heroes program.

Mario has Bachelors of Science from the US Naval Academy in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of the Arts in Leadership and Human Resource Management, from the Naval Post Graduate School.  He taught various leadership classes at the Naval Academy and has instructed a variety of Naval subjects over his 24 year career. Training his agents and educating the community in all aspects of property management, is his passion.

He is an active volunteer with many local and national organizations that help veterans and military members, around the globe. He is currently a volunteer local youth soccer coach on Mayport Naval Base, working with many kids with deployed parents.  His coaching has spanned from park and recreation soccer to Women’s College Lacrosse at the Naval Academy.

He continues to be active in numerous aspects of real estate.  Since 1998 he has been an investor, homeowner, landlord, property manager, realtor and real estate advisor.  He is an active member of NEFAR (Northeast Florida Assoc of Realtors) and sits on their EATF (Education Action Task Force) and has been named their Chair for 2015.  He is an active member of NARPM (National Assoc of Residential Property Managers) and is the Education Chair for their local Northeast Chapter.  In addition to being a Realtor and Broker, he holds the GRI and MRP designations and is an approved Florida Realtors Instructor for multiple subjects in Real Estate and Property Management.


Regina Arnold » Realtor/ Property Manager

Regina Arnold a Navy Spouse, first served Military Families as the Overseas Ombudsman for NSA Bahrain where she was the go-to liaison for military support. She also served as the Housing Specialist on base; counseling those relocating to a foreign land. After returning to the United States, her role has expanded to serve ALL types of service men, women and families with Navy to Navy Homes ~ a role very rewarding as it feeds her passion… which is servanthood!

With 10+ years’ experience in Property Management, Regina has housed and leased to Fortune 500 companies, college students, and everyone else in between. Now a Licensed Realtor, Regina’s satisfying goal is to make every client a client for life. Working with Regina, you will receive a true Professional who adds personality + performance to the equation.


Debbie Benfield » Realtor

Debbie Benfield

Debbie was born in Savannah, GA, and was the daughter of a military family. During her father’s career in the Army, Debbie has had the opportunity to live in many places. She lived in Indiana, Germany, Texas, and once her father retired, her family settled in Waycross, Georgia. Debbie is married to a Naval Officer. As a Navy wife, she has had the pleasure of experiencing life in Maine, Virginia and Florida. Living in so many different places throughout her life has given Debbie the intricate knowledge of transplant life to help all of her customers, especially military ones.

“I love working with all of my customers and I especially love helping people with an urgent need to buy or sell, like military customers,” said Debbie. “I do feel that I can relate to their unique circumstances and have empathy for them, since I have actually walked in their shoes. It's very stressful to move often, move to places you've never been and have no idea of the areas or the school systems, etc.”  Since she is used to doing a ton of research on an area before her family moves, she can anticipate customer’s concerns and completely understand the urgency in finding their home.  Most times, military families only come for one visit to find their home.

“It's a great feeling to see my buyer's faces light up when they find out they got the house they really wanted for a great price or that we won the multiple bidding war,” said Debbie. “I'm pretty sure I feel just as happy as they do!”

She really loves meeting new people, listening and trying to help them through whatever they may be going through.  It's never just as simple as buying or selling a house, because life always gets in the way. Debbie has a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Valdosta State University and she has found that it really helps her out in all of her transactions.

Before real estate, she was in several service industries including human resources, waiting tables, childcare, and substitute teaching. Debbie became a real estate agent in April of 2013 because she wanted a career where she could really help people, and still have the flexibility of time to allow her to be truly present with her family. Debbie has been married to Cory since 2001, and has three children, Sean, Scott, and Sarah. She has lived in Jacksonville from 2003-2008 and returned to Jacksonville in 2011. Debbie is waiting to help you in your next transaction!


Lori Favre » Realtor

Lori Favre

Lori Favre is a sixth generation Jacksonville, Florida native, and the daughter of an U.S. Army, Airborne Veteran, P.C.B.C.  She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of North Florida where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.  As an active member of the community and volunteer, Lori gives her time at International Canine Narcotics Detection Center. She also gives time training animals for S.A.F.E. and P.A.W.S.

Lori has gained a substantial amount of experience and knowledge of the housing market over the past twenty-eight years while working in the civil engineering field. She was able to use these skills to become Vice President of North Florida Engineering Services, Inc.  Through her journey, she has cultivated a passion for the real estate industry. As a realtor, Lori brings abundant energy, creativity, and dedication to her field. With a commitment to detail, she will do her best to provide a smooth and easy going transaction for your next purchase or sale on the First Coast.


Katie & Eric Hinojos » Realtor

Katie & Eric Hinjos

Katie and Eric Hinojos are no strangers to the sacrifices our Armed Forces face while honorably and selflessly serving in our Nation’s military. As proud Navy Veterans, they know how challenging and difficult moving from place to place can be. Katie and Eric are here to help you navigate these waters as you consider your next housing need. Their goal is to make your next housing adventure as smooth and enjoyable as possible, so you can spend your hard earned free time with friends and family. Their professionalism and can-do attitude is sure to leave a lasting impression and you will know that your housing needs are being cared for as if they were their own. Se habla español!


Bailey Jordan » Realtor/ Property Manager; Administrative Assistant

Bailey Jordan

Bailey Jordan is a long-time Jacksonville resident and proud graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She grew up as the daughter of a Navy Pilot, learning her way around this great city.

Her life-long interest in realty began around age five when her parents began investing in real estate. Eventually, her parents' dabbling fueled their passion, and their own property management company was launched in Jacksonville.

Bailey is well acquainted with a wide of range property management topics, but her true gift is helping people. As a Navy brat, Bailey understands the obstacles that come with relocation and the need for a seamless transition during such tumultuous times. As such, you are bound to receive amazing customer service whether you are buying, selling, or even looking for a rental property. Bailey is eager to help you, call her today!


Kathy Jordan » Realtor/Property Manager

Kathy Jordan

Kathy Jordan is a Jacksonville native with a long and distinguished history of serving others in the Jacksonville community. She hit the ground running with Navy to Navy homes and has impressed everyone with her extraordinary compassion to help others with their real estate needs. Kathy has a way of always going that extra mile to help her clients with whatever their needs may be. Whether buying, selling, or renting Kathy has your best interest at heart. She is bound to impress.


Marianne Marees Bach » Realtor

Marianne was born & raised in Jacksonville, where she lived all of her life until her recent move to St. Johns County. She is an High Honors graduate from the University of Florida. She is a sports enthusiast including her love of the Jags. Her dad was a WWII vet & she has a number of friends & family members, who served in the military. She has spent her life working in positions of leadership & service to others. You can count on professionalism, dedication, caring & great customer service from Marianne. She will make sure your housing needs are met.


Nelson Ortega » Realtor/ Property Manager

Nelson Ortega is a well-established Realtor and Property Manager with Navy to Navy Homes.  As an owner of investment property himself, he understands Landlord concerns 100%.  His passion for helping military members began as he was raised the son of an Army man.  He started in this business on the Maintenance side so there is almost no housing need that he isn’t acquainted with and as such he is a wealth of information for saving money for our owners and tenants alike.  He is passionate about helping others achieve their real estate goals whether it is renting, buying or selling.  He is among the hardest working people you will ever meet in your life.  If you aren’t a friend of Nelson’s yet, you will be after meeting him!
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Christy Pintar » Realtor/Property Manager

Christy Pintar has been a native to the Jacksonville area for the last 16 years. She has a heart to help others and will be sure to gain your trust when it comes to property management and finding the perfect rental home for your family. Christy is heavily involved with serving others through community services and church activities. She also serves those who are interested in buying or selling. Christy’s authentic and optimistic personality will leave you wanting to be her friend after meeting her if you are not already! She is ready to help you with whatever your real estate needs may be.


Susan Severson » Realtor/Property Manager

Susan Severson is an amazingly skilled agent who came to Navy to Navy from a larger Jacksonville agency, in effort to focus her efforts on serving men and women in uniform. As a successful entrepreneur and business owner, Susan is no stranger to hard work and dedication. She is a well-known real estate professional that serves on leadership positions in the Women’s Council or Realtors and the NE Florida Assoc. of Realtors. Her professionalism and capabilities with any of your real estate needs will be unparalleled. She will exceed your expectations!


Vanessa Smith » Realtor/Property Manager

Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith is a fantastic addition to the Navy to Navy Team. She has a lifelong career of dedication to the military contingent here in Jacksonville. She has served men and women in uniform by working full time at both NS Mayport and NAS Jacksonville. She now continues her passion for helping others as a leasing and sales agent with Navy to Navy Homes. She is sure to greet you with a smile and Se habla espanol!


Karen Steele » Realtor/Property Manager

Karen Steele

Karen is a phenomenal asset to our Navy to Navy team. She has over twenty years’ experience in commercial facility management operational background management. Prior to joining the Navy to Navy team, she held a Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) Certification through Building Owners Management International (BOMI).

In May of 2015, she secured her Florida Sales License and joined our team primarily working on the rental side and helping to standardized our Property Management Processes. In December of 2015, she became full time in the property managing and sales industry. Karen will be sure to assist you in answering your questions regarding the rental process from A-Z. She loves assisting buyers as well and would love the opportunity to help you find your next dream home!


Ashley Harlow » Business Development Manager

Ashley Harlow

Ashley Harlow is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but she has lived in numerous locations due to being a military spouse for 15 years. A year ago she earned a two-year degree in real estate while living in California. While she loved California, it was only temporary and a new chapter in her life began here in Florida. Since moving to Florida she is enjoying the sunshine, food, and warmth of the southern charm. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, watching movies, and attending basketball games. One of her other passions is helping military families get situated and adjust to their new location. While living in Hawaii, she was able to work as a transition coordinator for the Hawaii public schools. Her focus was making sure military families and local children felt welcome and felt wanted in their new surroundings. Ashley plans to use what she learned from her time in Hawaii to help military and newcomers feel welcome and find a home where they can begin a new chapter. Ashley serves as our Business Development Manager. You will be certain to see her smiling face at many community outreach events!


Susan Counter » Book Keeper

Susan Counter

Susan Counter is a necessary part of the Navy to Navy team. Whether you are calling to inquiry about a property, having difficulty paying your rent, or you are needing to get in touch with an agent, you are sure to receive the utmost customer service from Susan. Susan is happy to answer any questions regarding our properties and assist you in your path to applying. She has been with Navy to Navy the last two years, and we hope to have her around for many more.



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